All the Problems in the World ; ... Because There's No Such Thing as a Stupid Question
What's the hardest substance on earth?
They are forever, a girl's best friend, and, as any pupil will tell you, diamonds are also the hardest substance on earth, right? Well, no - at least not anymore.
Two years ago, a team of physicists at the University of Bayreuth, in Germany, replaced "ice" with the slightly less cool Aggregated Carbon Nanorods (ACNR) as the toughest material known to man.
ACNR, which is 0.3 per cent denser than diamond, was created in a lab by interlocking tiny "nanorods" of carbon. The process involved compressing superstrong carbon molecules called buckyballs to 200 times atmospheric pressure, while heating …
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Publication information: Article title: All the Problems in the World ; ... Because There's No Such Thing as a Stupid Question. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: May 27, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent on Sunday. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.